Catherine’s old slipcover was cat scratched, stained, shrunk-up and stretched out. At first glance you might think how in the world can her cover be copied with good results.
Well, in spite of its worn out condition, Catherine’s slipcover turned out to be a straightforward pattern to replicate. Here’s why:
- Overall good fit. The slipcover frame (the body) fit relatively well. It only needed minor fit adjustments — a few simple fixes to restore the original shape such as adding ease, squaring up corners and raising the slouchy skirt.
- Cushion covers intact. The overall shape and fit of the back and seat cushion covers could be copied as-is. No additional pattern drafting or guesswork needed.
- New slipcover fabric similar to original. Slipcover fit translates best when the fabric for the new slipcover is the same or similar weave and weight as the original. Catherine’s old cover was made with a sturdy cotton denim. For her slipcover copy I used this durable, washable 12 oz cotton bull denim in color Soft Cream from Big Duck Canvas.
See more slipcover copies I’ve created and learn what else to consider when it’s time to have your old slipcover copied.
If you have owned a well-made sofa or chair for several years more than likely it’s still going strong but the original slipcover is worn and outdated.
An easy fix would be to buy a replacement slipcover from the store where you purchased your furniture, right?
Well, it turns out it’s not so easy. Unfortunately, many furniture retailers and manufacturers no longer offer replacement covers for their older and discontinued styles.
That’s why I started my Slipcover Copy service. I take apart your old slipcover to make a new one, which will look and fit just as nice as your original cover once did.
Having your old slipcover duplicated allows you to keep using your favorite, comfy furniture pieces. And, it eliminates the frustration of buying (and returning) ready-made slipcovers that don’t fit.
View more of my inspirational slipcover copy before and after projects.